Distance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old distance quotes, distance sayings, and distance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you. Nicholas Sparks
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. Gilbert Parker
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Archimedes
Distance is a bad excuse for not having a good relationship with somebody. It's the determination to keep it going or let it fall by the wayside; that's the real reason that the relationships continue. James McAvoy
For time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. Robert Southey
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Henry Ward Beecher
Distance gives us a reason to love harder. Anon
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely. Charlie Brown
Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more. Nicholas Sparks
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. Charles Dickens
I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with in the years we were apart. Nicholas Sparks
Distance sometimes let you know who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go. Lana del Ray
Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It's for those who know a good thing when they see it, even if they don't see it nearly enough. Megahn Daum
Distance means so little when someone means so much. Anonymous
I don't cry because we've been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we're still together. Donna Lynn Hope
Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it. Aristotle
Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. Gary Ryan Blair
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance. Nikola Tesla
No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. Robert Southey
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started. Henry Ward Beecher
Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure. Henri Nouwen
Distance doesn't exist, in fact, and neither does time. Vibrations from love or music can be felt everywhere, at all times. Yoko Ono
I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place. Xun Zi
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. Henry David Thoreau
Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity. Robert Morgan
The big picture doesn't just come from distance; it also comes from time. Simon Sinek
We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Dwight L. Moody
To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment. Sam Snead
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. Aesop
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. Barbara Kingsolver
Good things come slow, especially in distance running. Bill Dellinger
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein
The shortest distance between two points is often unbearable. Charles Bukowski
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance. Charles Lindbergh
No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them. Christie Watson
That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow. George Eliot
People who live at a distance are naturally less faulty than those immediately under our own eyes. George Eliot
Envy not greatness: for thou mak'st thereby Thyself the worse, and so the distance greater. George Herbert
No distance can keep anxious lovers long asunder. George Washington
True friends never apart maybe in distance but never in heart. Helen Keller
There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God. Ivan Illich
The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back. Karl Kraus
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. Khalil Gibran
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. Leonardo da Vinci
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience. Mahatma Gandhi
Distance lends enchantment to the view. Mark Twain
Each conquest of distance reveals greater distance. Martin E. Marty
A friend is someone who allows you distance but is never far away. Noah
The distance between yourself and another person is the same as the distance between yourself and yourself. Richard Moss
Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. Rick Warren
Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye. Samuel Johnson
Distance either of time or place is sufficient to reconcile weak minds to wonderful relations. Samuel Johnson
The ability to laugh at life is right at the top, with love and communication, in the hierarchy of our needs. Humour has much to do with pain; it exaggerates the anxieties and absurdities we feel, so that we gain distance and through laughter, relief. Sara Davidson
Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Simone Elkeles
Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright
All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance. Theodore Hesburgh
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. unknown
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it. Zora Neale Hurston